The position of Director – Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Region is up for election this year. NCAARC would like to thank Mitch – VE6OH for his service the last number of years.
Ernest Clintberg (VE6EC) is seeking support for his nomination by David Gervais (VE6KD). There will be sheets available at the upcoming SARA Fleamarket to complete if you are a current RAC member and would like to support Ernest. Stop by the NCAARC table to complete the sheet.
Some history on Ernest:
- 1992 Basic Certificate
- 1994 5WPM CW Certificate
- 1995 Joined RAC after the merger
- 1995 12 WPM CW Certificate
- 1995 Advanced Certificate
- 2004 Joined as an inaugural member of NCAARC
- 2011 elected NCAARC Secretary and continues to serve today
Below is a little bit about Ernest’s entry in the hobby. More can be found in the attached PDF.
Amateur radio has been an interest of mine since age 12 when I found a coil wound crystal radio set in the attic and gained Bonar Wilt’s (VE6HU) help, a friendly Elmer who encouraged me to pursue a call sign of my own. However, it was not until much later in life that I was able to realize a conclusion to that
pursuit when I passed my basic certificate and was assigned the call of VE6ECK in April 1992. As Bonar Wilt told me and David Gervais (VE6KD), another Elmer, has demonstrated to me, “the ham radio fraternity is honourable and populated by upstanding, selfless and supportive individuals.” My experience of the fraternity does reflect their belief and actions.
Why does Ernest want to be a RAC Director you ask?
My primary reasons for seeking the position of RAC Director for the Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Region is to advance the hobby of amateur radio, enhance the service of the hobby to our communities and promote the RAC organization across the region and Canada. I bring my experience as a school administrator of 22 years as well as my organizationale xperience of 11 years as a senior executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers’ Association.
Contact information for Ernest is also available in the PDF. Please do not hesitate to contact him if you have any questions or are not able to support his nomination at the fleamarket and want to make alternate arrangements.